I have 2 factor authentication set up on my gmail. Needless to say signing on with my id was not the first thing I did with the Chromebook! But now that I’m content that easy things are easy, it is time to try something hard. [turned out not to be hard at all]
I’ll be back with the getting started with the chromebook series. 2factor isn’t something most people have set up so I’m posting this one standalone.
Step 1 – Add a user
Click the “Add user” button in the lower left. It requires network access for this. I was worried, I’d have to re-enable wifi, but it lets you click Verizon for the network and activate over 3g. It is only the initial user that requires wifi.
Step 2 – Sign on with password
This is where I was expecting trouble. I typed in my password. When I enter my password in gmail, I get prompted for another code (my 2 factor code.) I was thrilled when the chromebook prompted me for the 2 factor code. This is great! I can logon to the chromebook using two factor just as easily as I can logon to gmail using 2factor. Good job!
I was expecting my fallback to be logging onto the Chromebook as a guest and then using two factor normally from the browser.